Adding Stanton to a team that finished one win shy of reaching the World Series makes the Yankees even more formidable. The news comes less than 24 hours after Japanese phenom Shohei Ohtani signed with the Los Angeles Angels, and means competition in the American League has become stiffer.
With two superstars joining teams the Blue Jays will be battling for playoff spots, George Rusic, Gare Joyce and Josh Goldberg debated on the Sportsnet Hot Stove what course of action Toronto should take.
“There is no good news here for the Jays and I’m sort of half expecting that we’ll see Donaldson gone sooner rather than later,” said Joyce. “The Blue Jays are moving in the opposite cycle right now.”
While it looks like the Yankees are frontrunners to win the division on paper, Rusic made the argument that the Blue Jays’ strong pitching staff could keep them competitive and give them a chance to make some noise.
The guys also discussed whether or not having the Yankees as villains of the league is good for baseball, where the Marlins go from here and much more. Listen to the full segment in the audio player below.